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Education is human right and an essential tool for achieving the goals of equality, development and peace. Non-discriminatory education benefits both girls and boys and thus ultimately contributes to more equal relationships between women and men.

  • On Norms and Agency: Conversations about Gender Equality with Women and Men in 20 Countries
    www.worldbank.org ] Languages:  English 
    In this study on gender equality, researchers asked 4,000 people in 20 countries to describe the gender norms in their communities and the influence those norms have on their lives and their every-day decisions. The researchers spoke with men and women, youth and adults, living in villages and cities in developing countries, as well as higher income countries. The World Bank. 2013.

  • UNESCO eAtlas of Gender Equality in Education
    http://www.app.collinsindicate.com/atlas-gender-education/en-us ] Languages:  English (webpage) | English (pdf) | French (pdf) | Spanish (pdf)
    The UNESCO eAtlas of Gender Equality in Education allows you to visualize the educational pathways of girls and boys through indicators on all levels of education for more than 200 countries and territories. Updated annually, the eAtlas includes maps and ranking tables that can be used to evaluate the extent to which educational disparities between the sexes are changing over time. Readers may also consult the print edition. UNESCO. UIS.

  • UNESCO eAtlas of Research and Experimental Development
    http://www.app.collinsindicate.com/uis-atlas-RD/en-us ] Languages:  English  | French | Spanish
    The eAtlas of Research and Experimental Development lets you explore and adapt maps, charts and ranking tables for more than 75 indicators on the human and financial resources devoted to R&D. It also presents changes over time in women's participation in science through a series of indicators disaggregated by sex. UNESCO. UIS.

  • Mind the Gap: Gender & Education
    http://www.uis.unesco.org/ ] Languages:  English  | French | Spanish
    A new online tool highlighting the progress and pitfalls of girls' and women's education around the world. UNESCO. UIS.

  • UNESCO Fact Sheet on Women in Science
    http://www.uis.unesco.org/ ] Languages:  English  | French
    Women and men tend to take different career paths and the research field is no exception. Overall, women account for a minority of the world's researchers. Despite the growing demand for cross nationally comparable statistics on women in science, national data and their use in policymaking often remain limited. This document presents global and regional profiles pinpointing where women thrive in this sector and where they are under-represented. UNESCO. UIS.

  • The Global Education Digest
    http://www.uis.unesco.org/ ] Languages:  English | French
    The Global Education Digest presents the latest education statistics worldwide. UNESCO. UIS.

  • Training Guide: Gender and Climate Change Research in agriculture and food security for rural development
    www.fao.org ] Languages:  English 
    The Training Guide provides a clear understanding of the concepts related to gender and climate-smart agriculture; describes participatory methods for conducting gender-sensitive research on the impacts of climate change; and offers guidance on different ways of reporting research findings so that they can be properly analysed. Using the guide will ensure that critical information on gender and climate change is collected, allowing researchers and development workers to formulate appropriate gender-sensitive policies and programmes for rural development. FAO, 2011.

  • Community listeners' clubs: Stepping stones for action in rural areas
    www.fao.org ] Languages:  English 
    This publication summarises the unique experience of the community listeners' clubs set up in Niger and the Democratic Republic of Congo by FAO-Dimitra and its partners. These actionbased information and communication processes have proved so successful that Dimitra decided to share the experience. The first chapter offers a brief overview of the community listeners' clubs, their goals and internal functioning and the results achieved. The second chapter tells the story of the listeners' clubs in the words of the stakeholders, explaining how they were established in the two countries. The third chapter sets out more practical guidelines on the stages involved in creating community listeners' clubs. FAO, 2011.

  • Community listeners' clubs: Stepping stones for action in rural areas
    www.fao.org ] Languages:  English 
    This publication summarises the unique experience of the community listeners' clubs set up in Niger and the Democratic Republic of Congo by FAO-Dimitra and its partners. These actionbased information and communication processes have proved so successful that Dimitra decided to share the experience. The first chapter offers a brief overview of the community listeners' clubs, their goals and internal functioning and the results achieved. The second chapter tells the story of the listeners' clubs in the words of the stakeholders, explaining how they were established in the two countries. The third chapter sets out more practical guidelines on the stages involved in creating community listeners' clubs. FAO, 2011.

  • UNICEF special podcast on education and gender equality
    www.educationandtransition.org ] Languages:  English 
    Special podcast marking International Women’s Day 2010: According to latest UNICEF estimates, girls make up more than half of the 101 million children of primary school age that are not in school. To look at the advances made and challenges ahead for girls’ education, moderator Amy Costello spoke to Tamara Kreinin, executive director of Women and Population at the United Nations Foundation, and the Honourable Ambassador Professor Samson Kagengo Ongeri, Kenya’s Minister of Education and UNICEF Champion for Child-Friendly Schools.

  • The United Nations Girls' Education Initiative (UNGEI)
    www.ungei.org ] Languages:  English | French | Spanish 
    The United Nations Girls' Education Initiative (UNGEI), launched in April 2000, is a partnership that embraces the United Nations system, governments, donor countries, non-governmental organizations, civil society, the private sector, and communities and families. UNGEI provides stakeholders with a platform for action and galvanizes their efforts to get girls in school. Its goal is to narrow the gender gap in primary and secondary education and to ensure that by 2015, all children complete primary schooling, with girls and boys having equal access to all levels of education.

  • Women, Science, Technology
    www.unesco.org ] Languages:  English | French 
    Pages on women and science and technology - with links to forums and other resources

  • Online Discussion: Education and Training of Women and the Girl-child
    www.un.org ] Languages:  English 
    From October 2004 to January 2005, WomenWatch hosted a series of online discussions on the Platform's critical areas of concern and other important issues to provide input into the review and appraisal of the Bejing Declaration and Platform for Action. All postings and background notes are available for reading as archived online discussion.


  • UNICEF: Girls' education
    www.unicef.org ] Languages:  English 

  • 'Beyond School Books': Gender equality (Podcast)
    www.unicef.org ] Languages:  English 
    Segment #6 of ‘Beyond School Books’, a UNICEF podcast series on education in emergencies, focuses on education as a key to the advancement of women in countries emerging from conflict. UNICEF, 2008

  • UN DPI: Empowering Women Through Education
    www.un.org ] Languages:  English 
    UN Chronicle, 1999-2003

  • UNESCO: Issues Paper on Inclusion of Gender Perspectives in Family Education
    www.unescobkk.org ] Languages:  English 
    2003, PDF

  • UNESCO: Institute for Statistics: Gender and Education for All - The Leap to Equality
    www.uis.unesco.org ] Languages:  English | French | Spanish | Russian 
    Second edition of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report, 2003

  • UNRISD: Gender and Education: A Review of Issues for Social Policy
    www.unrisd.org ] Languages:  English 
    Overview of key issues relating to the achievement of gender equality in education, 2002

  • UNESCO Institute for Statistics: Gender-Sensitive Education Statistics and Indicators
    www.uis.unesco.org ] Languages:  English | French 
    This guide builds up awareness of gender-sensitive education statistics and indicators to effectively monitor gender disparities in education, 2002.

  • UNESCO: When girls go missing from the classroom
    www.unesco.org ] Languages:  English 
    Journal about gender gap in African schools, 2001


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